Archives for July 2015

Picks of the Month: July 2015

Picks of the Month is my monthly feature. Modeled after what I’m loving lately at Annie’s Eats (one of my favorite food blogs), I’ll be sharing the products, websites, pop culture, apps, etc that made my life easier and/or more fun the previous month. And, yes, as this is a book blog, I will probably find a way to sneak some mention of my favorite reads from the month too! I first had IHOP’s Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Pancakes a {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Court of Fives by Kate Elliot

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Court of Fives by Kate Elliot Publication date: August 18, 2015 Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors. Then Jes meets {Read More}

Review: The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott

I’m the selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. I’ve heard the other things, too. “Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She’s just a good time at a party. She’s stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?” Some of those things are true. Others were true. They’re all hurtful. None of it {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: July 19 – 25

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life I didn’t have too much going on this week. I did a bit better with blogging, and I’m already working on this week’s posts. I’m hoping to get completely caught up with everything soon so I can work on getting ahead. I need Blog Ahead to come around again! @ rather be reading ya Reviews: From the Notebooks of a Middle School {Read More}

Review: The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way. Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to {Read More}

The Reading Habits Tag

I saw this on Downright Dystopian. 1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home? Not really. I read in different spots, wherever I happen to be, but never in bed. 2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? If they’re handy, I use bookmarks. I think both of my current physical books have bookmarks in them. 3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages? I’ll {Read More}

Review: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot

Olivia Grace Clarisse Harrison has always known she was different. Brought up by her aunt’s family in New Jersey, book-and-music-loving Olivia feels out of place in their life of high fashion and fancy cars. But she never could have imagined how out of place she really was until Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, pops into her school and announces that Olivia is her long-lost sister. Olivia is a princess. A dream come true, right? But princesses have problems too. Title: {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy Publication date: August 18, 2015 Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again. Now Stella is seventeen, and she’s over it. She’s the lucky one who survived, and sure, the case is still cloaked in mystery—and it’s her small town’s ugly legacy—but Stella {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity African-American twins experience the gentrification of their neighborhood — and their different opinions of what’s happening — in This Side of Home by Renée Watson. (I regret that I read this book during my blogging hiatus because I didn’t write a review of it and I had to return it to the library. I might check it out again just so {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: July 12-18

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life I don’t seem to get as much done when I go into work later in the day like I did several times this week. I have to remember to keep an eye on the clock and it gets in the way of everything else. Next week should be a little better, and I already have a few posts almost finished. One of {Read More}